Makhaira Fischer et al. 2015 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: V. Fischer, M. S. Arkhangelsky, I. M. Stenshin, G. N. Uspensky, N. G. Zverkov and R. B. J. Benson. 2015. Peculiar macrophagous adaptations in a new Cretaceous pliosaurid. Royal Society Open Science 2(150552)

Parent taxon: Thalassophonea according to V. Fischer et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Brachaucheninae, Gallardosaurus, Liopleurodon, Peloneustes, Pliosaurus, Pliosaurus brachyspondylus, Pliosaurus macromerus, Simolestes

Subtaxa: Makhaira rossica

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Type: Makhaira rossica

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Makhaira tossica type locality (Cretaceous of Russian Federation)

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